Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

Nebraska  Government Affairs

State Coordinator

Karen Rustermier
(402) 502-2606

Regional Coordinator

Teresa Nosek
317.326.1252

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Hospital: NEBRASKA STATE RULES & REGULATIONS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SYSTEM TITLE 175. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SYSTEM; DEPARTMENT OF REGULATION AND LICENSURE CHAPTER 9. HOSPITALS 9-006.09C Surgical Services: 9-006.09C1 Written policies and procedures must be established and implemented that define and describe the scope and conduct of surgical services and ensure safe and competent delivery of surgical services to patients. These policies and procedures are approved by the medical staff and include, but are not limited to: 6. Maintenance of an operating room record log that includes, but is not limited to: e. Name of nursing personnel (scrub and circulating);
ASC: NEBRASKA STATE RULES & REGULATIONS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SYSTEM TITLE 175. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SYSTEM; DEPARTMENT OF REGULATION AND LICENSURE CHAPTER 7. HEALTH CLINICS 7-001.01 These regulations apply to any health care facility where advice, counseling, diagnosis, treatment, surgery, care, or services relating to the preservation or maintenance of health are provided on an outpatient basis for a period of less than 24 consecutive hours to persons not residing or confined at such facility. Health clinic includes, but is not limited to: 1. An ambulatory surgical center; 7-006 STANDARDS OF OPERATION, CARE AND TREATMENT: 7-006.12B Each ambulatory surgical center must maintain a chronological permanent admission and discharge record that, at a minimum, includes: 7. Name of nursing personnel (scrubbing and circulating);

Registered Nurse First Assistants (RNFAs)

Reimbursement:  None
Definition:  None
Scope:  Nebraska Board of Nursing, Advisory Opinion, App’d 1/99, Reaff’d 2000 The Nebraska Board of Nursing supports the AORN Official Statement on RN First Assistants. The board supports the Scope of Practice statement that includes the intraoperative nursing behaviors of a) handling tissue, b) providing exposure, c) using instruments, d) suturing, and e) providing hemostasis.

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